Massive floods submerged six towns and two cities of Davao del Norte while multiple landslide incidents were recorded following days of intermittent heavy rains.
Pre-emptive evacuations started as early as four o’clock dawn Tuesday after Libuganon and Saug Rivers overflowed again, affecting the Municipalities of Kapalong, Asuncion, New Corella, Carmen and Tagum City on Tuesday morning.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) recorded 11 flooded barangays in Kapalong with 522 families affected and 2319 individuals evacuated who were moved to Kapalong College of Agriculture, Science and Technology (KCAST) after flood waters reached the municipal gym.
Some 853 affected families and 725 individuals evacuated were reported in the Municipality of New Corella from its six barangays. The heavy rains caused agriculture and infrastructure damages.
In the Municipality of Carmen, six barangays were initially flooded recording 22 families affected in Brgy. Ising.
Five barangays in Tagum City were under water as of Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, landslides were reported in barangays Carcor, Sta. Fe, Macgum and Limbaan in New Corella, Brgy. Dagohoy in Talaingod, Brgy. Sawata in San Isidro which tilted a dump truck and Brgy. Lower Panaga in Panabo City which partially damaged one house and totally damaged another.
The municipalities of New Corella, Talaingod, Kapalong, Carmen and Asuncion and Bgrys. Cuambogan, Pagsabangan, Canocotan, San Miguel and Bincungan in Tagum City have already declared suspension of classes on Tuesday.
The Province is set to declare a state of calamity after the municipalities of Kapalong, Carmen, Asuncion and Tagum City respectively.
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